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The Characters

Clary Fray

Fifteen-year-old red-headed troublemaker, artist, and anime enthusiast. Her best (and only real) friend is a boy; her mother is a forgetful artist, and her playground is the streets and nightclubs of Manhattan. Until one night she sees a group of teenagers — who no one else can see — kill a boy. Who turns out to not really have been a boy at all...
Jace Wayland

Fighting, hunting, and killing demons are the things Jace is good ad. Though the jagged scars and black runic Marks on his body are a badge of honor as far as he's concerned, he keeps a lot to himself. Like the fact that his parents were murdered by Valentine's servants in front of him when he was ten years old. There are a lot of things Jace doesn't talk about — until he meets Clary, a mundane girl who can see him, maybe better than he can see himself. The connection that binds them will force Jace to confront the black secrets of a past he never wanted to remember...
Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis likes his life. He lives in a cool neighborhood in Brooklyn, plays drums in a band whose name changes every day, and hides a not-so-secret crush on his best friend. He's planning to tell her about it — some day. Some day comes all too quickly when Clary's mother disappears, sucking them both into the secret world of the Shadowhunters, plunging them into mortal danger, and, even more annoyingly, throwing them into the path of Jace, the blond Shadowhunter who seems to hold an irresistible fascination for Clary...
Isabelle Lightwood

The daughter of an ancient Shadowhunting family, Isabelle glitters like the silver-gold whip she uses to snare marauding demons. She's smart, she's deadly, she's beautiful, and she doesn't seem to like Clary much — a feeling that turns mutual once Isabelle takes a surprising interest in Simon...
Alec Lightwood

Isabelle's brother and the eldest of the Lightwood children, Alec is a reluctant Shadowhunter who would rather read about demons than fight them. His fierce devotion to his adoptive brother, Jace, hides a secret Alec would die to protect.
Luke Garroway

Luke is a jeans-and-flannel kind of guy, a friendly bookstore owner who, Clary's mother Jocelyn has always told her, is one of her oldest friends. Sometimes Clary wishes Luke was her dad — at least until Jocelyn goes missing and Luke mysteriously refuses to help Clary find her, when Clary starts to wonder exactly what she really does know about this "old friend of the family"...
Magnus Bane

Magnus is the High Warlock of Brooklyn. He's three hundred years old, lives in a loft in Williamsburg, and likes to throw parties. Lots and lots of parties. He also likes to wear sequins, rainbow-colored leather pants, and cover himself with glitter. Lots and lots of glitter. Magnus seems like an unlikely savior, but when Clary finds his signature written inside her mind, she realizes he may hold the key to the mystery of her mother's whereabouts.
Valentine Morgenstern

Fifteen years ago, Valentine led a band of rebel Shadowhunters against an army of Downworlders and nearly destroyed everything it had taken the Nephilim a thousand years to build. When his army was defeated, he slaughtered his family and took his own life — or did he?
Hodge Starkweather

Once one of Valentine's foot soldiers, a curse put on him by the Nephilim keeps Hodge trapped in the Lightwoods' home. Having tutored Alec and Isabelle since they were children, Hodge is like a member of the family — but Clary can't help but wondering what secrets about the past, including Jace's parents, he's trying to conceal.

Illustrations by James L. Barry


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The Mortal Instruments
The Infernal Devices
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The Bane Chronicles
Shadowhunter Academy
The Dark Artifices
The Last Hours
The Shadowhunter's Codex
Shadowhunter Extras

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